The OnePlus 12 is gearing up for its debut in China on December 4th, just around the corner. Recently, OnePlus shared the first official images of the phone, revealing some interesting changes.
Notably, the Alert Slider, a user-favorite for toggling between Ring, Vibrate, and Silent modes, has shifted from the right side to the left.
The reason behind this move, as per Android Authority, is to boost gaming performance with a new integrated antenna.
OnePlus explained in a press release that internal tests led them to conclude that the best spot for gaming antennas is between the forefingers when holding the phone in landscape orientation.
However, on the OnePlus 11, the Alert Slider occupied this space. By relocating it to the opposite side, OnePlus claims they can now deploy superior gaming antennas on the OnePlus 12.
They assert that this alteration results in a 3dB improvement in gaming antenna signal and a 15% reduction in game latency, based on lab test data.
Moreover, OnePlus highlighted that the OnePlus 12 will sport a glass body. A Weibo post, translated from Chinese, revealed the available colour options: Pale Green, Rock Black, and White.
Expected specifications for the OnePlus 12 include a 6.82-inch OLED display from China's BOE, featuring a 2k resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. The display aims to deliver a peak brightness of 3000 nits.
Powering the device is the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 application processor (AP), accompanied by up to 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM and up to 1TB of UFS 4.0 storage.
The rear camera setup is anticipated to include a 50MP primary camera, a 48MP ultra-wide camera, and a 64MP periscope camera with 3x optical zoom.
To keep things running, the OnePlus 12 will pack a substantial 5400mAh battery, supporting 100W wired charging and 50W wireless charging.
The potential release of the OnePlus 12 in the U.S. is expected in the first quarter of 2024. If the device lives up to its specifications, it could emerge as a strong contender for the title of the top Android phone of 2024.